Song Shuhang had just finished sending that message about the demons of the Netherworld Realm preparing to attack the White Cloud Academy to the group.
As expected, the first person to reply was the always online holy warrior of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, Northern River's Loose Cultivator. " @Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman, little friend Shuhang, where did you get this information? Is this reliable?"
Song Shuhang replied, "The information is reliable. My consciousness was dragged into a space related to the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders, and I obtained this information there."
Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "In that case, it's really troublesome... according to what little friend Shuhang said, the wave of demons coming from the Netherworld Realm this time feels like a real army on the move. It's on a completely different scale from that attack they launched against Senior White's holiday residence."
Song Shuhang replied, "What should we do in that case, seniors?"
He wanted to know if the seniors of the group wanted to stop the shooting of the movie, temporarily leaving the White Cloud Academy, or if they wanted to stay behind and help the White Cloud Academy fight against the demons of the Netherworld.
This time, the demons of the Netherworld Realm were coming over with a real army, and it was completely different from what happened at the holiday residence, which could be regarded as a small-scale operation at most. In addition, they had the help of Scholar Xian Gong's formations back then, as well as that of the defensive barriers. It was impossible for that group of demons hailing from the Mountain of Next Life to cause too much trouble.
But the situation was critical this time around, and it was possible that the White Cloud Academy might get annihilated in the process...
Therefore, they had to think carefully before taking their decision.
Right at this time, True Monarch Fallout wrote: "I think we should contact the White Cloud Academy first and get an idea of their current fighting capacity, and see if they have any chance to resist this incoming attack of the demons of the Netherworld. If the White Cloud Academy doesn't have the means to deal with the army of demons and can only be flattened to the ground, we have to persuade them to evacuate the place and abandon the 'White Cloud Academy'. As for us, we don't necessarily have to stay behind and put our lives in danger if there is no point in it. In addition, most of the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group don't have a deep friendship with the White Cloud Academy."
True Monarch Fallout's meaning was—better not to risk your lives in this dangerous battle if you are only casually acquainted with the opposite party.
True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple agreed and wrote: "Although Fellow Daoist Fallout's words might seem somewhat cold, I agree with him. If the White Cloud Academy doesn't have the strength to defend itself, we shouldn't blindly stay behind and battle against the demons of the Netherworld Realm. What we can do is protect the disciples of the White Cloud Academy to the best of our capacity and help them evacuate this place safely."
True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple wanted to say that they might as well assist the White Cloud Academy to the best of their ability, but without overdoing it.
When the bright moon appears: "I agree with the two fellow daoists above."
At this time, 'Tyrant Flood Dragon wants to father a football team' made his appearance, and said with a smile, "😁 As for me, I'll likely stay behind. I'm acquainted with old man Eternal Fire, and even if the White Cloud Academy is on the verge of destruction, I'll give him a helping hand."
Somewhat worried, Celestial Fish Envoy (Yu Jiaojiao) said, "Father, will you be ok?"
"Don't worry. With my current strength, as long as I don't fight head on that demonic hive of the Eighth Stage rank, which I have no hope of defeating, I can protect myself and run away if necessary. I'll be sure to pay attention to my safety 😉," True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon said with a smile.
Cave Lord Snow Wolf: "If Fellow Daoist Tyrant Flood Dragon is staying behind, I'll also stay behind. It's been a long time since I've fought to my heart's content. However, I'll first make arrangements to send my children away." Cave Lord Snow Wolf had brought his family together with him when he came here for the shooting of the movie.
Great Master Profound Principle: "👍" Great Master Profound Principle also decided to stay behind. After all, the Faraway Wandering Temple and the demons of the Netherworld were enemies.
Su Clan's Seven said, "How can I miss it when it comes to battling or fighting? Let me just find a place for Little Sixteen to stay first. If she's also here, I can't be at ease."
Su Clan's Sixteen quickly replied, "Seven, you don't need to worry about me... I can protect myself."
Su Clan's Seven: "You will soon transcend the tribulation. Therefore, it's not appropriate for you to meddle with this matter. Listen to me."
Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "If Brother Seven stays behind, I'll also stay behind. I can help you look after Little Sixteen and prevent her from getting into trouble."
Su Clan's Sixteen: "Thank you, Senior Northern River. Seven, now you don't need to worry, right?"
Su Clan's Seven: "😅" Seven sent a forced smile emoji.
In the blink of an eye, several fellow daoists appeared and said that they would stay behind.
True Monarch Fallout sent a shrugging emoji, and said, "🤷♂️ If you guys are staying behind, I'll also stay behind. At least I can keep an eye on you and prevent you from falling into a dangerous situation." In the end, he was a senior figure in the Nine Provinces Number One Group, and it was his duty to look after the members of the younger generation!
Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "Ahahaha."
The various connections between the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group intercrossed and gave birth to a huge web. After a certain fellow daoist said that they would stay behind, there would be more and more fellow daoists staying behind due to that fellow daoist. As a result, most of the fellow daoists decided to stay behind and lend a hand to the White Cloud Academy.
Young Master Phoenix Slayer appeared, and said, "😎 It's been a long time since I've fought alongside you fellow daoists, and I'm somewhat excited about it. However... since we have decided to stay behind and give a helping hand to the White Cloud Academy, we need to protect ourselves as well. It's better to have both escaping techniques and defensive barriers to protect our lives. In addition, the escaping techniques must allow us to escape from the hands of opponents of the Sixth Stage True Monarchs rank at the very least. If they can allow us to escape from Seventh Stage Venerables as well, even better."
Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "But from where can we get so many escaping techniques of this level all at once?"
Song Shuhang's eyes immediately lit up. He had had a good idea, and said, "I have a good idea! Senior White's disposable flying swords are fast to the point of being sickening, and even enemies of the Sixth Stage True Monarch rank will get left in the dust. Powerhouses of the Seventh Stage Venerable rank also might not be able to stop them. If everybody has a disposable flying sword with them, they can just activate it if they are in mortal danger and whizz away. Their life shouldn't be in danger... it's just such that there might be some aftereffects such as vomit, soft legs, dizziness, and so on."
Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "..."
Young Master Phoenix Slayer: "..."
Little friend Song Shuhang's suggestion was very good, and they had no idea how to retort.
Su Clan's Seven: "Senior White's personally manufactured things are surely first-class products... but can we remove the spinning feature? The spinning feature of the disposable meteor sword made me feel dizzy the last time. I can accept the zigzag flying pattern, but the windmill style was somewhat unbearable."
Song Shuhang replied, "Senior Seven, you don't need to worry. The disposable meteor sword that Senior White mailed to everyone the last time had some effects that were a little over the top. But, if it's changed into an ordinary disposable flying sword, it won't have the coiling flight feature, and its speed will be faster!"
True Monarch Fallout said with a smile, "😄 Indeed. Venerable White's disposable flying swords are currently our best option to escape, and more importantly, they are easy to manufacture, and the cost is very low."
The majority of the escaping talismans was very costly, to the point that each talisman that could allow one to flee from a Seventh Stage Venerable was worth up to a thousand spirit stones of the Seventh Stage rank. Since the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group mostly used spirit stones of the Fifth Stage rank to carry out their transactions, the amount they would have to pay would be 100,000 spirit stones of the Fifth Stage.
On the other hand, Venerable White's disposable flying swords were excellent products at a moderate price, and the primary material needed to manufacture one was a tree branch. The last time, Venerable White had shipped disposable flying swords to one-third of the fellow daoists in the group.
Great Master Swallow Cloud: "In that case, let's wait for Senior White to get online and ask him to manufacture a disposable flying sword for each and every one of us. With that, we can give our all while staying behind to give a helping hand to the White Cloud Academy and escape without problems if the situation turns for the worst."
I'm that little white crane at the edge of the Earth's End: "Very good~"
For True Monarch White Crane, it was a very good opportunity to collect Venerable White's disposable flying swords. As for protecting its life, it would have no problem with the speed of a White Crane!
Just as the fellow daoists of the group were talking about life-saving escaping techniques and protective barriers, the founder of the group, True Monarch Yellow Mountain, also made his appearance.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain: "I'll reach the White Cloud Academy very quickly. In addition, you don't need to be that pessimistic. The White Cloud Academy is very strong, and the disciples of the academy aren't pedantic and obstinate scholars. If the enemy is too powerful, there is no shame in retreating. Times have changed, and no one follows old concepts such as 'we'll live and die together with our home' anymore. If the White Cloud City gets destroyed, they'll just rebuild it somewhere else."
After hearing True Monarch Yellow Mountain's words, Song Shuhang felt a lot more at ease.
He feared that the members of the White Cloud Academy would act just like the people in Gao Moumou's story, who died together with the Immaterial Cloud Sect while fighting the enemy.
In the public square, under the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders.
Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen were sitting and waiting for Venerable White and Fairy Lychee's arrival.
Right at this time, Fairy Lychee came over with her flying sword and landed next to the two of them.
At this moment, she had changed her dress and looked very lively. She was wearing a cap on her head, a white shirt that revealed her navel, and a pair of capri pants. She looked beautiful and youthful.
"Shuhang, Little Sixteen, you called me here in such a hurry. Was it because it's time to head back?" Fairy Lychee asked with a smile.
Song Shuhang put his mobile phone away, and said, "Yes, Senior Lychee. It's almost time for us to head back. In addition, there was another important thing I wanted to discuss with you first."
Next, he used the secret sound transmission method to tell Fairy Lychee about the demons of the Netherworld Realm planning to attack the White Cloud Academy.
After hearing the news, Fairy Lychee furrowed her brows, and, after pondering for a short moment, replied, "I have several friends at the White Cloud Academy... therefore, I'll likely stay behind to give them a helping hand. Have you told about this matter to the other fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group?"
"Yes, I just sent the same message in the Nine Provinces Number One Group," Song Shuhang said with a nod.
Fairy Lychee took out her mobile and started to quickly swipe on the screen. After seeing the conversation of the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, she lightly smiled and said, "These guys... sigh..."
Just as they were discussing, a sword light flashed through the sky.
Then, Venerable White landed in front of Song Shuhang.
Behind him was a middle-aged scholar. It was precisely True Monarch Eternal Fire, an old and established True Monarch of the White Cloud Academy.